School of Nursing and Public Health
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Program
Caldwell University’s B.S.N. program provides an exceptional curriculum to prepare professional nurses for practice in today’s global environment. The program is structured to provide a strong liberal arts foundation that is further developed in nursing course work, which includes clinical and laboratory activities. Clinical experience is provided in a variety of healthcare agencies and community centers in the region. Simulation activities are integrated throughout the program to provide students with opportunities to further develop essential clinical skills.
Our graduates are prepared to provide safe, effective patient care to a diverse population and for practice in all types of health care settings.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Caldwell University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791 and the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
The Department of Public Health at Caldwell University exists in response to the national and global need to prepare students to enter the healthcare delivery system equipped with the necessary skills to meet complex healthcare needs of diverse populations.
This department includes the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education (BSPHE) as well as Caldwell University’s Inter Professional Health Education Collaborative (IPHEC). The World Health Organization describes inter-professional health education as students from two or more professions learning about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve local and global health outcomes.
Graduates of the BSPHE will be qualified and prepared for positions in community health and public health as well as hospitals, insurance companies, primary care provider offices, private and commercial community health organizations, research organizations, health coaches in wellness centers, educators within biology and pharmaceutical industry and governmental public health organizations.
The IPHEC will guide integrated learning experiences- utilizing best practice methods for our students enrolled in our inter-disciplinary health programs of:
- BS in Public Health Education (BSPHE) – NEW
- BSN in Nursing
- BS in Health Science
- BS in Healthcare Administration
- Post-Bac Pre-Med
- Health profession affiliation programs
- BA in Biology
- BA in Chemistry
- BA in Psychology
- BA in Sociology
Students enrolled in these majors will have the opportunity to engage in exciting inter-disciplinary coursework including, simulation exercises in our state-of-the-art simulation labs, and assignments that strengthen necessary skills to enter the healthcare delivery job force, such as using telemedicine as a disruptive innovation for providing patient teaching to populations.
“As the US healthcare system moves into the era of population health which will be based upon a solid foundation of community driven wellness and prevention, new innovative programs such as Caldwell University’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education will be vital in helping to prepare our future healthcare workforce. “, Ernani Sadural, MD ,Director of Global Health, RWJBARNABAS Health.
School of Nursing and Public Health News
- Caldwell University Reaches New Highs with Nursing Board Pass RatesCaldwell, N.J. – Oct. 5, 2018 – Caldwell University Nursing faculty members were thrilled to learn that all of their 2018 traditional students passed their boards, paving the way for their next step as nurses. Brenda Peterson, Ph.D., associate dean of the School of Nursing and Public Health, said they are very proud of this […]
- Nursing Students Encouraged to See their Profession as an Art as they Receive Clinical White CoatsOne doesn’t usually associate Michelangelo’s “The Pieta” with nursing. But veteran nurse Dr. Lorraine McEvoy sees a connection between the masterpiece and her profession. At Caldwell University’s annual white coat ceremony for junior nursing students on Sept. 6, McEvoy recalled the moving experience of seeing “The Pieta” at the World’s Fair in 1964 when she […]
- Caldwell University Celebrates Opening of New Nursing LabsAlumni, supporters and members of the Caldwell University community gathered on Feb. 26 for a ribbon cutting celebration to mark the opening of new nursing labs on campus. The guests enjoyed getting an inside view of the state-of-the-art facility that is being used for classroom, clinical and simulation instruction. The students and nursing faculty were […]
- Nursing Student Volunteers in Health Care in TanzaniaChristina Buono, a senior nursing student from East Hanover, N.J., spent her winter break from Dec. 28, 2013 to Jan. 16, 2014, volunteering in Tanzania with the organization International Volunteer HQ. In this interview, she shares her experiences. Why did you decide to do this? I have always wanted to travel abroad to be able […]
- Nursing Department Holds Annual Convocation and Pinning CeremonyThe Caldwell University Nursing Department held its 3rd annual nursing convocation and professional pinning May 16. Thirty-six graduating seniors in the nursing program received their pins, a symbol of pride and accomplishment that unites nurses all over the world. Marycarol Rossignol, Ph.D., director of the nursing program and professor, told the students that they are […]